The Helena Campground and RV Park (5820 N. Montana Ave., 406/458-4714), three miles north on Montana Avenue, has a pool and playground.
Moose Creek Campground (406/449-5490, www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena) is a very pleasant spot in the Helena National Forest just east of the Continental Divide. It’s 10 miles west of Helena on Highway 12, then 4 miles south on Rimini Road.
The Bureau of Land Management maintains a couple of campgrounds on Canyon Ferry Lake, about 20 miles east of town.
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